Birthdays in Sport on October 19

  • 1860 Affie Jarvis, cricketer (Australian WK of the late 19th century)
  • 1865 Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1892, 18 & 3)
  • 1873 Barton King, cricketer (North America's greatest all-rounder)

Person of interestJaap Eden

1873 Jaap Eden, Dutch world champion cyclist and speed skater, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1925)

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • 1876 Mordecai (3 finger) Brown, hall of fame pitcher
  • 1892 Alexander A Alekhine, Russian/French chess champ (1927-35, 37-46)
  • 1896 Bob O'Farrell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1900 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (great Australian batsman, HS 437 Vic v NSW)
  • 1900 Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1957)
  • 1903 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), born in Kalmar län, Sweden (d. 1971)
  • 1914 Harold Gimblett, cricketer (legendary Somerset & England batsman)
  • 1921 Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1929 Balbir Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1948-56)
  • 1933 Brian Booth, cricketer (dual Australian cricket/hockey international)
  • 1933 Wilfried Dietrich, German FR, super-heavyweight (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1934 Des Hoare, cricketer (Australian quickie in Test in 1961 v W Indies)

  • 1937 Marilyn Bell, Canadian swimmer
  • 1940 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68), (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Michael Findlay, cricket wicket-keeper (WI early 70's)
  • 1943 Takis Ikonomopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1946 Bob Holland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner at age 38)
  • 1949 Lynn Dickey, American football player
  • 1952 Alexander Leibkind, German judo (Olympic 76)/WLAF GM (Rhein Fire)
  • 1954 Joe Bryant, American basketball player
  • 1954 Sam Allardyce, English football manager
  • 1955 Lonnie Shelton, NBA forward (NY Knick, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1956 Sue Barker, tennis pro (French Open 1976)
  • 1956 Bruce Weber, American Basketball Coach, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1956 Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver
  • 1960 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian LPGA golfer (3 LPGA wins), born in Campbell River, British Colombia (d. 2016)
  • 1961 Tim Belcher, Sparta Ohio, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, KC Royals)

Person of interestEvander Holyfield

1962 Evander Holyfield, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1988) and world champion (1990-92), born in Atmore, Alabama

  • 1962 Ruud Bread, soccer player (NAC)
  • 1963 Brian H Henniger, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit Guaranty), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1963 Jim Dombrowski, NFL guard (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1964 Webster Slaughter, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1964 Jorge Luis Gonzales, Cuban-born American boxer
  • 1965 Brad Daugherty, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1965 Lucio Topatigh, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1966 Dave Veres, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1969 Zdeno Ciger, Martin Slo, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1969 Erwin Sánchez, Bolivian footballer
  • 1970 Chamara Dunusinghe, cricket wicketkeeper (Sri Lanka 1995)
  • 1972 Glen Anthony Mitchell, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1972 Marc Newfield, outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1972 Megan Still, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Otto Steffers, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1972 Reggie Rusk, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1973 Robert Tate, wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973 Shi Ting Wang, Tainan Taiwan, tennis star (1994 Taipei)
  • 1974 Percy Ellsworth, safety (NY Giants)
  • 1976 Michael Young, baseball player
  • 1977 Raúl Tamudo, Spanish footballer
  • 1978 Enrique Bernoldi, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1978 Zakhar Dubenskiy, Russian footballer
  • 1978 James Roberts, British Ice Hockey Player
  • 1979 José Luis "Parejita" López, Mexican footballer
  • 1981 Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver
  • 1982 Gonzalo Pineda, Mexican footballer